Please Greet Orangutan Baby Rickina!

Check out this furry little…er, furball. Her name is Rickina, and she’s had a rough go of it up ’til now (see the YouTube video description.) Watch the clip to learn more about these elegant and remarkable creatures, whose very name means “Person Of The Forest.” (Here’s how to make a donation to Orangutan Outreach..and even how to adopt!)

FAVE FRAME!!!! GAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

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International Homeless Pets Day, ees today!

Logo_with_Name_and_Register_UpdatedFrom California to Thailand and Kentucky to Kuwait, there are 25 states and 18 countries around the world holding events today for International Homeless Pets Day. Since 1992 International Society for Animal Rights has promoted this day to educate people about homeless animals and pet overpopulation. Check out the Event Schedule posted on ISAR’s website. This is big, really big. It’s been said on CO before and it is worth repeating, Shelter Puppies are the Best Puppies! (Kitties TOO! All the pets!)

Here are a few more examples of shelters holding special events in honor of the day:

Pet Fest, Missoula, Montana

Afternoon of Fun & Fur, Roanoke, Virginia

Open House (including Human Dunk Tank) and 50% off, Dearborn, Michigan

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Image from Bonnie L. Hayes Animal Shelter, Washington County, Oregon.

Halp! The Alliance for Humane Action (AHA!) has created the cutest Spay-Neuter video evar!

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Three’s Company Too

These photos c/o Cuteporter Sarah. First up, Luna the greyhound chasing bunnies in her sleep!

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“Luna (age 2) hangs out with her dachshund buddies Ginny (5) and Harry (3).”

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“All three are rescues, with Luna hailing from a racetrack in Alabama (courtesy of Greyhound Rescue, Inc.), Ginny from a boarding kennel in Virginia, and Harry from the side of a busy highway in Georgia. Despite being capable of speeds up to 40 mph, Luna much prefers to let the weenies do the running while she chases bunnies in her sleep.”

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Hungry Hungry Tinee Tabbees

Oh help, help. I’m so stuck.

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Dinner! (zoom!)

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“I have been fostering a pregnant cat for our local animal control. Last night she gave birth to 5 healthy kittens. Here are a few photos of them — all less than a day old. Talk about cute overload!” -Julie S.

Patience, Young Grass Hopper

“Quickly as you can, snatch the towel from my mouf.”

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Rosie playing with rescued Nurse Mare Foal, via YouTube

Lost in a Masquerade

This beguiling kitten wearing a black mask may look straight out of a Venetian masquerade ball or heading for Mardi Gras. But we know better, don’t we? (wagging finger)

“Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a holocaust cloak.”

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“The adorable Miss Marvel, who just came to our shelter, Save the Animals Foundation. Love her mask! (I took the pic).” -Cathy O.

She’s The Pride Of The Neighborhood

Cuteporter Julie W. zipped this one in. “This is Josie, who was found wandering sad and lonely on an abandoned stretch of Sarasota road, about two weeks ago. We think she’s a Boxer/Dane mix, maybe 2-3 months old. She’s settling into her forever home with me, and thinks that mid-morning pee breaks are a chance to mug for the camera.”

Whoops, a PS from Jules:

“I TOTALLY FORGOT! There is a haiku to go with this photo:

Puppy in cool grass
Basking in the summer sun
WILL YOU PLEASE GO PEE”

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Assist from W. Becker & D. Fagen.

Flutterbye Nose Boop!

Ever seen a Flutterbye Nose Boop before? Vewwy, VEWWY Rare. Normally only seen in the deepest darkest jungles of Africa, the Congo, you know- places from the National Geographic.

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“We rescued several caterpillars from marauding wasps, releasing them when they grew to butterflies. This one, named ‘Buttercup,’ decided to stick around on my shirt for a long time, giving my daughter a hug on the nose along the way, before we got her to find a plant she liked.” -Justin S.

THIS JUST IN: Kitten In Crocheted Mushroom Costume

Clipboard01 People, this one was emailed in from Moo sunning lazily on the beach in Hawaii (Must. be. nice.) The subject line said: “Aieeeeeee!”

Well, that’s good enough for me.

What we have here is a rescued kitteh wearing a Crocheted Mushroom Costume. The kitteh’s name is Wasabi-Chan- and she was rescued from an attacking crow! The complete story is here- use Google Chrome to get the translation.

Follow along with The Twitter! ありがとうございました!

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Welcome to Kitty Mart 2, “The Rescute”

CO Peeps, my post about Convenience Store Kitties led me to a rescue story. Now, cats are known for thinking they can take care of themselves but, luckily, we know better don’t we? Yes we do, just as long as you let them think it was their idea. And so, a very kind peep decided to take care of the Convenience Store Kitty you will see in this absolutely adorbs video: (passes around tissues in advance)

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